Brown v. Stonebridge Life Insurance Company

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (3d) 120295
Decision Date: 
May 30, 2013
District: 
3rd Dist.
Division/County: 
LaSalle Co.
Justice: 
WRIGHT
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Plaintiffs filed declaratory relief action, seeking declaration that two insurers were to pay benefits to them under accidental death insurance policies issued to their mother, but insurers sought summary judgment based on medical treatment exclusion. Mother had been treated for chronic back pain and died of fentanyl intoxication from prescription for fentanyl patch. Medical treatment exclusion unambiguously excluded accidental death from use of prescribed narcotics from ongoing medical treatment for chronic back pain resulting from medical disease or sickness. (McDADE and O'BRIEN, concurring.)